Henry Hill of Marlborough: The Multi-Talented Georgian Cabinetmaker

Henry Hill is a Georgian furniture maker worth knowing.  His business was exceptionally wide-ranging: he was a coachmaker as well as a comprehensive furnisher and decorator.  Hill also acted as an estate agent, auctioneer, and a local agent for the Sun Insurance Company (he even found time to sell fish to at least one client!). … Continue reading Henry Hill of Marlborough: The Multi-Talented Georgian Cabinetmaker

A Perfect Idea from the Earl of Pembroke: A Brief History of the Pembroke Table

The form of the Pembroke table with its smaller proportions and distinctive drop-leaves likely originates with the 9th Earl of Pembroke, Henry Herbert (1693-1751). Herbert studied at Oxford before going on the grand tour in 1712, where he spent time in Naples, Venice, and Rome, where he met William Kent.  When he returned to England … Continue reading A Perfect Idea from the Earl of Pembroke: A Brief History of the Pembroke Table